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The Little Demons Inside (Eudaimonia Book 1)

4.90  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  21 reviews
This is not a love story, but there is love. This is not a horror story, but there are horrors. This is not a true story, but there is truth.

In 2017, something went wrong with the world. Or, at least, in 2017, everyone finally saw it. Henry needed to get off the streets to avoid the heat and volunteered for an experimental drug trial. The permanent side effects made his li
Kindle Edition, 468 pages
Published October 14th 2017
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William Aicher
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This year I made myself a promise to read more books by fellow indie authors. And so far, I have to say it was a FANTASTIC DECISION.
Along with my “traditional” books (and a bunch of graphic novels/comic trade paperbacks), I’ve devoured some spectacular work by several authors I frankly wouldn’t have come across had it not been for the amazing network of authors I’ve discovered via Twitter or a personal recommendation.

The latest of these was a book called The Little Demons Inside by an independen
Bibiana #IndieApril
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Firestarter meets Brave New World.

Fantastic, modern, storytelling with powerful underlying messages of social ills, masses under an electronic spell of narcissism, an endless cycle of depression and self-hatred, with a genuinely likeable, good-guy gone astray and realistic protagonist, named Henry.

The main character is a homeless drifter, who finds himself in a heap of trouble when something beyond belief happens that’s beyond Henry’s control and he’s forced to face what he’s become. He attempts
Poulomi Sanyal
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This innovative work finds structure within chaos while being chaotic in its structure. A story that hides many horrors while uncovering profound truths. A worthy read packed with social critique and deep spiritual musings. A fantastic book that has my whole-hearted endorsement!
Renee Lee
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put it down. I'm not exaggerating when I call this book great. It should be required reading, but even more than that, it's a great story that hooks you in quickly, and immerses the reader in an alternate universe that poses interesting questions about the current state of our world. I more than highly recommend.
Evie Drae
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Throughout my life, I’ve only really read two basic genres of books: those I’ve been forced to read for school, and those that fall—in some way—into the romance realm. However, I decided to take a chance and tiptoe into the world of magic realism with the book The Little Demons Inside by Micah Chaim Thomas.

All I can say is: risk well worth taking. In fact, I so enjoyed this book that I’ve made a mental declaration to open myself to genres outside my go-to on a much more regular basis. Which mean
J.A. Sullivan
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Little Demons Inside is an intense journey in the genre of magic realism, which has me anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. From the expertly developed characters, to the intricate twists and turns within the story line, Mr. Thomas has created an ultra-realistic world where demonic entities from a realm beyond our own have been invited into the bodies of mere mortals.

On the surface, this is a story about Henry Dolan, a young man battling his uncontrolled pyrokinesis, trying to mak
Lisa De Castro
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Little Demons Inside is a literary work of art. Micah Thomas has spun a web that holds the reader captive throughout. The story illustrates and explores the metaphysical battle between good and evil. Through Henry, the author paints a portrait of the human condition. Henry acknowledges, loves, hates, and subdues his inner demons. He holds a mirror to the demons living in humankind, and the cosmos. Micah's writing in poetically visceral. It holds the reader's neurotransmitters and chordae ten ...more
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The Little Demons Inside is something…I’m too tempted to say like X-Men but far more human and touching and full of otherworldly happenings. It does offer a bit of a critique of modern society with our gadgets, our addiction to electronic attention, the relentless desire to connect with worlds and abilities different to the one we inhabit. But I wouldn’t class it as one of those, belongs on a literature degree reading list but is too heavy and not quite entertaining enough to get through books.
C.M. Turner
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this novel by Micah Chaim Thomas and found it completely believable for the times. Having lived in two of the major cities in Mr. Thomas’ book, I found the subject matter to be even more compelling and real.
We are a modern-day “1984” society, with science at the core of all we do. The only difference today, we control the minds of the populace scientifically, rather than through fear.
The main character in the book, Henry, is a human lab rat for an evil Seattle organization, known as Bl
Eva Fornet
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I started to read this book I was at a Circle K. And probably this doesn't make sense to you but it makes sense to me because the book opened with a scene in a Circle K (I'm not going to tell more). As I was reading I was looking around to check that Henry (the main character) wasn't there. This summarizes my interactive experience with this book, experience that went back and forth from the inside to the outside, from the dream to the strange apocalyptic world we are living in. You have a ...more
Cassondra Windwalker
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Who would choose a humble, slow existence of moderate discovery over eating of the fruit from the garden of Eden?”

It’s very rare for a book to impress me as this one has. Clearly informed by the understandings of satire and philosophy but nonetheless an intensely plot-driven book with vivid characters that defy stereotypes and tropes with the unmistakable voices of genuine souls – or genuine demons – The Little Demons Inside is part mirror and part prophesy. I’m both skeptical and derisive of b
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While entirely its own thing, I can't help but make comparisons to Stephen King and PK Dick with perhaps a touch of Alan Moore in there for good measure. The Little Demons Inside was a great read full of smart writing and fast paced action. It was epic in scope and cinematic in delivery. There's an enormous cast of characters here that Thomas handles with aplomb and no matter how consequential each character is to the narrative, they all are shown as much respect (as far as development and chara ...more
Nancy Uliano
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book

When I say this is the best book I've read this year, I don't mean that it's the best indie book. No. It's the best one, period. The pacing and emotional tension was just tight enough to keep me reading, but lax enough for it to be a slow, winding journey into the minds of Henry and Cassie, the protagonists. Lofty concepts that invoke thought and dread are common in this book, but delivered through the relatable viewpoints of the characters, so it never feels too pretentious. I lov
Anita Brown
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book for the subject matter and the pace. The subject matter reminded me of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, which explored the havoc that ensues when humans use science to tap into spiritual realms. I loved how Mr. Thomas wrote this story as an example of 'As above, so below' all the while set against modern day America.

The magical elements of this book, particularly a love scene, reminded me of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which is another book I loved.

The pace of t
Paul Blake
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My goodness, what a read! The Little Demons Inside is an incredible journey that initially reminded me of a 90s Dean Koontz novel when he was at the peak of his powers (such as Sole Survivor or Dark Rivers of the Heart), but Micah Chaim Thomas ups the ante, building and building the story, the characters, and the other world until the mesmerising conclusion. This is one of the most enjoyable books I've ever read.
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfect for the chaotic world in which we find ourselves.

Highly recommended. At turns ironic and poignant, this is a novel everyone needs to read right now. Especially when we all consider what options we have as individuals in this crazy world.
Cheyanne Lepka
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. :) Thoughtful, interesting and impossible to put down. I'm really looking forward to the sequel.
Amcii Cullum
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As always, Mica Thomas paints magnificent character portraits with imagery that is more than scintillating. The riveting, suspenseful, and surprising plot is an adventure in which I felt I lived for a while. Thomas’ abilities with a metaphor are so subtle, yet will carry your mind into just the right twists and turns that he desires, leaving you, the reader, in for the most incredibly pleasing reading experience.
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MN Seeley
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Playful and Complex; Accessible and Abstract. The way Mr. Thomas strikes a balance between these concepts is something to be admired. Is it because there appears to be a truth underscoring the writing that makes even the most surreal aspects seem grounded and relatable? Is it because the philosophical aspects ease you in, only to leave you grasping for further understanding? I don’t know, and that is fine with me. I don’t know how Mr. Thomas weaved the wonder, I just know it was my pleasure to b ...more
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Im not eloquent at all but here is what i thought.
I liked this a lot. I couldnt predict any of it which is important to me. The writing is not cliched, he doesnt use annoying adjectives, my mental movie felt in line with his writing, it felt like i was being read to by the author himself. Some things are never explained and im glad for it. And when i was done with it, i had an eerie feeling that the whole book was just a single thought by the author in passing. Like, he was in the waiting room a
Zev Good
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Lynn-Cee Faulk
A Beautiful Story

If you are looking for a book with relatable characters and gorgeous prose that will have you pondering the implications long after you've finished, look no further. Even when thrust into reality-bending situations, the characters ring true and they are what keep this ambitious work grounded even as the story takes us to strange, beautiful, and at times painful places. Thomas has successfully blended several genres into an engaging and thought provoking tale. I found this book d
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Micah Thomas was born in North Carolina, and moved frequently throughout his childhood and teenaged years, staying with relatives and friends in a series of apartments, houses, shacks and sometimes on the streets in West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Mississippi, California, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Washington and Arizona. He made a living as a farmhand, bookseller, w ...more